About Leslie Armstrong

Leslie Armstrong began as Editor on the NCC's site when the website began in 2008. She reports, reviews, and interviews country music artists from Nashville, TN.

Reba returns to her rodeo roots

Iconic entertainer REBA MCENTIRE found her voice at the rodeo. Growing up on the family ranch with a champion steer roper dad and competing in barrel racing herself, it was Reba’s singing of the "Star Spangled Banner" at the 1974 National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City that set her Superstar status in motion. Tomorrow night [...]

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized, Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Bill Anderson up for Songwriter Hall of Fame with nomination

Country Music Hall of Famer and legendary Grand Ole Opry member Whisperin’ Bill Anderson is a 2018 Nominee for the Songwriter Hall of Fame. The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced nominees to be elected for induction at its Annual Induction & Awards Gala on June 14, 2018, in New York City. "I came to Nashville [...]

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Texas Roadhouse debuts new compilation of hits album sold at certain locations

UMG Nashville has partnered with Texas Roadhouse to release Texas Roadhouse: Jukebox Hits Volume 1, a compilation of today’s country hits, available exclusively on vinyl. The album can be purchased online HERE. Fans can listen to songs by some of their favorite country artists, including Josh Turner, Jordan Davis, Easton Corbin, Kip Moore, Lauren Alaina, [...]

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Bluebird Cafe to host 25th Annual Alive at the Bluebird

The 25th Annual Alive at the Bluebird concert series kicks off 2018 with a month of shows benefitting Alive Hospice at The Bluebird Cafe. More than 130 artists and songwriters are scheduled to perform at least 27 shows beginning Tuesday, January 2 and running through February 1, 2018. Presenting sponsors for the event include Bass, [...]

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Jerrod Niemann returns with new country radio single

Curb Records hitmaker JERROD NIEMANN is back at Country radio this week with the fun, upbeat song, “I Got This,” from his latest studio album THIS RIDE. Penned by a trio of Country’s hottest writers – Rodney Clawson (Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan), Josh Osborne (Kenny Chesney, Sam Hunt) and Luke Dick (Eric Church, Miranda Lambert) [...]

By |December 12th, 2017|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

ACM Awards to air Live on April 15th

The Academy of Country Music® announced today that the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. The 53rd ACM Awards, honoring and showcasing the [...]

By |December 12th, 2017|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Luke Bryan celebrates the release of “What’s Makes You Country”

Photo courtesy of GMA Luke Bryan, ‘arguably the biggest star in Nashville’ (New York Times), released his new album What Makes You Country to rave reviews last week and today celebrates his 19th No. 1 single with “Light It Up” as it hits the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck [...]

By |December 12th, 2017|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Jon Pardi wraps up successful CMT Tour

CMA New Artist Of The Year and reigning ACM New Male Vocalist Jon Pardi wrapped his headlining “CMT On Tour Presents Jon Pardi’s Lucky Tonight Tour” this past weekend tallying all sold-out shows, record-breaking numbers and a total of 66,319 tickets sold overall. Stops along the way on his third headlining tour included Grayson Stadium [...]

By |December 12th, 2017|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Country artists give their support for anti-bullying

Country artists such as Kelsea Ballerini, Kacey Musgraves, Kip Moore, Brothers Osborne and more are all backing up the young voice, Keaton Jones of Knoxville, TN. Jones was recorded by his mother while crying from kids' severe bullying. The power of social media was heard and now multiple celebrities around the country are voicing their [...]

Dolly Parton to appear on Sprout House TV Show

Photo Credit: Universal Kids, NBCUniversal  Universal Kids, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s network for kids 2-12, will air a Sprout House special titled “A Day With Dolly” featuring world-renowned singer and entertainer Dolly Parton. Viewers join host Carly and puppet Snug – a lovable puppy – as they spend the day with Dolly singing songs from her [...]

By |December 11th, 2017|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments